Group Chat on Current Hot Topics: Pageant World Reacts To The Russian Invasion of Ukraine, Miss France, Miss World, Miss Universe Philippines 2022 Contestants
This live chat was conducted via Zoom on Saturday, March 5, 2022 at 9:00 PM EST. My guests include Ko Phanasa of KP1 Worldwide and Luis Portelles who runs his own YouTube channel under his name. In this chat, we discussed the following topics:
1. Russia banned from Miss Supranational after Russia invaded Ukraine
2. Reaction of Russian and Ukrainian queens towards the Ukrainian crisis
3. Miss Grand International's reaction to the Ukrainian crisis; MGI road show to Latin America
4. Stephanie del Valle boycotting Miss World 2021 finals on March 16, and her legal battles.
5. Miss France changes its rules and Miss Universe 2016 from France Iris Mittenaere supports the changes.
6. The official 50 candidates for Miss Universe Philippines 2022
Miguel Angel Lucas , 21, of Spain won the Mister Global 2022 title in Thailand on March 15, 2022. The 6'5" model and firefighter in training bested 31 other contestants. The other four finalists include 1st runner-up Danh Linh of Vietnam, 2nd runner-up Dongwoo Shin of Korea, 3rd runner-up Juan Carlos da Silva of Venezuela, and 4th runner-up Gabriel Ortiz of Mexico. Photos courtesy of Mister Global
IMAGE COURTESY: MISS ACADEMY Max Sebrechts, the husband of Crystle Stewart, President of Miss USA organization (and formerly Miss USA 2008), has been accused of sexual improprieties by several Miss USA 2021 contestants, according to a YouTube video “Miss USA Scandal?” by Natly Denise, a “truther and pop-culture enthusiast.” You can watch the entire video here: https://youtu.be/8xM2jXL6MXw On her video, Natly displays a screenshot of an anonymous email sent to the affiliates of IMG/Endeavor including to Paula Shugart, president of the Miss Universe Organization (MUO). The email was cc’d to Crystle and Michael Hannah (franchise director of Miss USA). The author of the email claims that MUO has been sent substantial evidence of Sebrechts’ sexual predatory behavior and Shugart has known about it for a while but didn’t say anything (obviously to cover it up and to protect Crystle). Natly also displays screenshots of direct messages sent to her by former Miss USA contestants (the names hav
And the winner is... Miss Quasi-Normal. Runners-up include Miss Apartheid Universe and Miss Covid World. 2021 pageantry was characterized by a gradual return to normalcy as pageant competitions – which had been cancelled or postponed in 2020 due to the Coronavirus pandemic – succeeded in staging physical productions while paying close attention to universal safety guidelines. Even major events like the Tokyo Summer Olympics, which was cancelled in 2020, successfully took place in 2021. Miss Universe and Miss Grand International held two editions (one each for 2020 and 2021), The Miss World finals was postponed for March 2022 after several contestants had tested positive for COVID-19 in Puerto Rico which hosts the pageant. The year was also a milestone for Miss Universe and Miss World’s 70th anniversary and Miss America’s 100th anniversary. TRANS-CENDENTAL MISS: On March 8, 2021, Filipino-American Kataluna Enrique z made history by being the first transwoman to be crowned